We investigate the environmental impact of different production methods and consumption patterns, e.g. regional foods vs. imported goods, ecological vs. conventional production, seasonal production vs. heated cultivation, fresh goods vs. frozen products, or meat vs. meat substitutes. We also draw up life cycle assessments for foodstuffs and other bio-based products, both in the form of detailed ISO-compliant balance sheets and overview balance sheets.
We supplement our analysis of global and product-related environmental effects in the life cycle assessment with analyses of local, site-related environmental effects. We are also involved in the development of evaluation methods for these environmental effects. We compose and issue a range of publications, websites, user-oriented software (e.g. the CO2 calculator) and prepare information for specific target groups, both within our industry and for the general public. We are happy to share our knowledge and extensive experience with multipliers and interested consumers.
This leaflet contains a brief profile of the primary research area of food.